A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Volos vs. Saint Petersburg for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Volos or Saint Petersburg?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Volos and Saint Petersburg can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Volos or Saint Petersburg?

Volos

The coastal port city of Volos on the mainland of Greece sits on a very unique and important location in the agricultural region of Thessaly. Situated between Athens and Thessaloniki, Volos provides a commercial outlet to the sea, allowing a bridge between Europe, the Middle East and Asia. It is the most recent of Greece's port cities, and is highly populated with many modern buildings.

Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg is a beautiful city that sits on the eastern edge of the Baltic Sea. Its historical city center is threaded with canals and architecturally impressive buildings, leaving little doubt as to why this city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the second largest city in Russia, but perhaps a favorite among travelers. The metropolitan area has a population of over 5 million as well as an impressive culture with fascinating museums, restaurants, and architecture. The city has no shortage of sights and attractions, and many days can be passed while you wander its intricate streets.

Which place is cheaper, Saint Petersburg or Volos?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Volos is €95, while the average daily cost in Saint Petersburg is €60. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Volos and Saint Petersburg in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Volos 43
    Saint Petersburg 34
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Volos 86
    Saint Petersburg 68
Compare Hotels in Volos and Saint Petersburg

Looking for a hotel in Volos or Saint Petersburg? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Volos


Hotels in Saint Petersburg


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Volos Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Volos 37
    Saint Petersburg 6.89

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Volos

Also for Volos, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Volos to Athens, Athens Airport and Piraeus Port Private Transfer: $259
  • Volos to Athens Easy & Economy Transfer: $530
  • From Volos to Athens Airport / Athens / Piraeus Private Transfer: $282

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Saint Petersburg

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Saint Petersburg:


  • Metro Passes
    1.27

Is it cheaper to fly into Volos or Saint Petersburg?

Prices for flights to both Saint Petersburg and Volos change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Volos 30
    Saint Petersburg 17

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Volos

For Volos, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Cooking Session "Pelion Flavours": $72
  • Cook like a local Greek Cooking lesson in Mt Pelion Greece: $110

Typical Food Prices in Saint Petersburg

For Saint Petersburg, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:


  • Lunch for Two
    4.36

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Volos 17
    Saint Petersburg 17

Tours and Activities in Volos

For Volos, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • BIKING PELION Private Guided Full or Half Day Tour: $213
  • East Pelion - Sea Kayak Tour "Short Paddle": $39
  • From Hidden Sights of Meteora Private Tour: $216
  • HIKING PELION - Private Guided Full or Half Day Tour: $199
  • Half-Day Sea Kayak Tour "The Secret Cave": $50
  • Kayaking Adventure around Pelion Coastline : $44
  • Volos Pelion Full Day Tour : $165
  • Pagasetic Gulf Full-Day Sailboat Experience: $744

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Volos 7.86
    Saint Petersburg 9.16


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Volos and Saint Petersburg, we can see that Volos is more expensive. And not only is Saint Petersburg much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Saint Petersburg would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Saint Petersburg and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Volos would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Volos than you might in Saint Petersburg.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Volos Expensive? and Is Saint Petersburg Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Volos or Saint Petersburg?

Saint Petersburg has a larger population, and is about 7 times larger than the population of Volos. When comparing the sizes of Volos and Saint Petersburg, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.


When is the best time to visit Volos or Saint Petersburg?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Volos or Saint Petersburg in the Summer?

Both Saint Petersburg and Volos are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities. Most visitors come to Volos for the beaches, snorkeling, the city activities, and the family-friendly experiences during these months.

Volos is a little warmer than Saint Petersburg in the summer. The daily temperature in Volos averages around 26°C (78°F) in July, and Saint Petersburg fluctuates around 18°C (64°F).

It's quite sunny in Saint Petersburg. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Volos. Volos usually receives more sunshine than Saint Petersburg during summer. Volos gets 330 hours of sunny skies, while Saint Petersburg receives 267 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Volos usually receives less rain than Saint Petersburg. Volos gets 20 mm (0.8 in) of rain, while Saint Petersburg receives 77 mm (3 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Volos 26°C (78°F) 
    Saint Petersburg 18°C (64°F)

Should I visit Volos or Saint Petersburg in the Autumn?

Both Saint Petersburg and Volos during the autumn are popular places to visit. The autumn months attract visitors to Volos because of the city's sights and attractions and the shopping scene.

In the autumn, Volos is much warmer than Saint Petersburg. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Volos in October average around 17°C (62°F), and Saint Petersburg averages at about 6°C (42°F).

In the autumn, Volos often gets more sunshine than Saint Petersburg. Volos gets 165 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Saint Petersburg receives 70 hours of full sun.

Volos usually gets less rain in October than Saint Petersburg. Volos gets 47 mm (1.9 in) of rain, while Saint Petersburg receives 65 mm (2.6 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Volos 17°C (62°F) 
    Saint Petersburg 6°C (42°F)

Should I visit Volos or Saint Petersburg in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Volos and Saint Petersburg. The museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine are the main draw to Volos this time of year.

Be prepared for some very cold days in Saint Petersburg. In January, Volos is generally much warmer than Saint Petersburg. Daily temperatures in Volos average around 6°C (42°F), and Saint Petersburg fluctuates around -8°C (18°F).

Volos usually receives more sunshine than Saint Petersburg during winter. Volos gets 112 hours of sunny skies, while Saint Petersburg receives 22 hours of full sun in the winter.

In January, Volos usually receives less rain than Saint Petersburg. Volos gets 30 mm (1.2 in) of rain, while Saint Petersburg receives 38 mm (1.5 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Volos 6°C (42°F) 
    Saint Petersburg -8°C (18°F)

Should I visit Volos or Saint Petersburg in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Volos as well as Saint Petersburg. Many travelers come to Volos for the beaches and the activities around the city.

Saint Petersburg can get quite cold in the spring. Volos is much warmer than Saint Petersburg in the spring. The daily temperature in Volos averages around 14°C (56°F) in April, and Saint Petersburg fluctuates around 4°C (40°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Volos this time of the year. In the spring, Volos often gets more sunshine than Saint Petersburg. Volos gets 209 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Saint Petersburg receives 180 hours of full sun.

Volos usually gets less rain in April than Saint Petersburg. Volos gets 29 mm (1.1 in) of rain, while Saint Petersburg receives 33 mm (1.3 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Volos 14°C (56°F) 
    Saint Petersburg 4°C (40°F)

Typical Weather for Saint Petersburg and Volos

Volos Saint Petersburg
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 6°C (42°F) 30 mm (1.2 in) -8°C (18°F) 38 mm (1.5 in)
Feb 7°C (45°F) 35 mm (1.4 in) -7°C (20°F) 31 mm (1.2 in)
Mar 10°C (49°F) 36 mm (1.4 in) -2°C (28°F) 34 mm (1.3 in)
Apr 14°C (56°F) 29 mm (1.1 in) 4°C (40°F) 33 mm (1.3 in)
May 19°C (66°F) 37 mm (1.5 in) 11°C (52°F) 37 mm (1.5 in)
Jun 23°C (74°F) 24 mm (0.9 in) 16°C (60°F) 55 mm (2.2 in)
Jul 26°C (78°F) 20 mm (0.8 in) 18°C (64°F) 77 mm (3 in)
Aug 25°C (77°F) 16 mm (0.6 in) 16°C (62°F) 80 mm (3.1 in)
Sep 22°C (71°F) 29 mm (1.1 in) 11°C (52°F) 69 mm (2.7 in)
Oct 17°C (62°F) 47 mm (1.9 in) 6°C (42°F) 65 mm (2.6 in)
Nov 11°C (52°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 0°C (32°F) 54 mm (2.1 in)
Dec 7°C (44°F) 52 mm (2 in) -5°C (24°F) 48 mm (1.9 in)